I've had a Safari tank on my Suzuki DR650 for some years now, and it has served me faithfully over many miles and adventures.  

 

Recently the tank developed a leak in a seam which I intended to repair by glueing or welding, so I contacted Safari Tanks to confirm the material used in its production.  It was confirmed by phone that the material was PE and better to be welded using the correct rods, which could be supplied by Safari Tanks.  

 

I left my contact details to be contacted a few days later by a Safari Tanks technician.  Wayne from Safari Tanks contacted me at that time and asked me for some detail.  I explained the situation and that the tank came with the bike, that it was elderly, was well used, and where the leak was, yet he assured me that it would be covered by their seemingly extensive warranty.

 

I was only expecting some advice, but was promptly offered a new replacement tank without either argument or solicitation.  

 

I am extremely impressed with the aftersales service from Safari Tanks, their product and the confidence one may be assured of when utilising this peerless product.  Safari Tanks is a credit to manufacturing and aftersales service in this country.  

Safari Tanks is a beacon of integrity and their exemplary product is a benchmark in the international marketplace.  Well played Safari Tanks and well done.
 
G. Cochrane
Perth Western Australia

 


 

Safari Tanks customer, Gavin Robertson, has recently completed a marathon 7500km ride through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa.

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He and two mates rode identical Suzuki DR650s, fitted with 30-litre Safari Tanks and fairings.

 

As Gavin relates, there was plenty of rough going.

 

“At one stage of the ride through Namibia, we rode through some of the worst roads imaginable. The road had bad, bad, bad corrugations that carried on for at least 10 kilometres at a time.

 

“It was so bad that I really thought that my tank and fairing was going to be ripped clean off the bike. All three bikes survived and we were absolutely amazed at the quality and strength of your products.

 

“Well done for making such good quality products.”

 

We’re thrilled that the Safari Tanks helped to make Gavin’s trip such a successful one.

 


 

Safari Tanks customer, Rod Currie, has been having an amazing time riding his KTM through the Sahara Desert, through countries such as Mauretania.

These photos show the durability and versatility of Safari Tanks - whether you're riding through the High Country or through the harshest desert in the world.

 

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Manuel Lucchesse is competing in the 2012 Dakar Rally on his Husaberg, complete with Safari Tank.

Keep up to date with Manuel's efforts in the Dakar Rally via his official website.

 

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I hit a kangaroo at 70km/h last week on my DRZ400E, which has a 17 litre Safari Tank fitted.
The tank saved me a lot of damage to my radiator, and there was minimal damage to myself or the bike.
The only thing wrong with the tank was my fuel tap snapped. I rang last week to buy a new one and without asking, a new one was sent to me free of charge.
I have installed it and all is good! I have told anyone that will listen about this kind act. I love my tank.
My only issue is I wish I got a clear tank instead of a yellow one, but other than that, after 17,000km it's still going strong.
Thanks again.
- Ben Sparks


 

First, I want to let you know that I love my 08 TE610 25L Safari tank. You guys did a fantastic job with it.

From the riding perspective, it's no bigger than the stock tank, with 5 gallons of fuel in it it handles easier than the stock tank filled up, and I've thrown my bike down the trail a few times already and there's no apparent damage to the tank.  Cool, thank you :-)
I just wanted to drop you this line in case you haven't had the chance to test the Safari tank with the Scotts damper for the TE610.  The damper fits perfectly.  I've attached some photos for you to see.
Thanks again for a fine product.
- Arno

 

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I've fitted a Safari Tank to each of my DR650s and now my Husky 610. The build quality is exceptional and proven by the number of times I've thrown it away.

I especially like the way the tank still allows me to get my weight forward and over the cross bar. The multiple tie off points also allows me to carry bits and pieces forward.  The sectioned design also stops the fuel sloshing around, which keeps the weight centred and doesn't upset the geometry of the bike or its suspension.

The translucent tank takes the guesswork out of my fuel usage and the slim design doesn't force my legs to turn out like some other tanks might. 

On a recent ride that took in Innamincka, Birdsville, the Northern Territory, Alice, Mt Dare, the Oodnadatta Strzelecki and Finke Tracks, the Flinders Ranges and Cameron's Corner, I wouldn't have got across the Plenty without my Safari Tank.  Rolling into Jervois Station for a refuel was a near thing with a dram still in the tank. 

The next most precious thing after water out in the desert is fuel, and that's why I rely on Safari Tanks.

- John 'JB' Bryant

 


 

William Owen send us these photos of his much-loved Suzuki DR650 in the high country. It's the perfect example of exactly what the Safari Tanks brand means - getting off-road and out the back of beyond.

 

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Hello Folks,
A couple of years back I purchased from you a Safari Tank for my then new DR650. Best thing I ever bought! Undoubtedly you have seen this pictured on the Trail Zone project DR650 (my bike).
I crashed my DR and slid up the bitumen on the left side at about 90km/h. The tank has been really badly gashed, the alloy tank support bracket was bent, but no fuel leakage and the brass inserts are secure. Have ridden about 12,000km since the crash and no problem. 
That is really impressive and speaks volumes about the quality of your product. Congratulations and thanks very much.
Regards,
Ron Grant.


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Congratulations because I feel (the tank is) well built. I am doing publicity and I know that other people from Italy ask for your product.
Massimo, Italy

 


 

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I am preparing for the Touareg Rally 2009 in Marrokko. In 2010 I intend to participate in "heroes legend" to Dakar. Thanks for your service, from another "happy customer" in Holland!
Patrick Joosen, Morocco.

 


 

 

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I'm sending to you a picture showing your fuel tank during  the  16th International Rally dos Sertões in Brazil.
Regards
Mauricio Toldi, Brazil.

 


 

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Thank you for my gas tank. I have sent you a picture of me in a race in Ecuador. The race was 500km long.
Regards
Alberto J., Ecuador.

Hi Robin,
Thanks again for supporting my request for a Safari Tank. The tank has been fitted to the bike and makes a big difference. There are no more fuel worries when I go exploring and trail riding.
The size of the tank is just right and I don’t find it any trouble to ride with. The extra width is quickly forgotten. In fact it helped protect my radiators when I ran headlong into a pine tree! The front scoop part of the tank hit fair in the middle of the tree, and combined with the radiator guards, I came out of that incident quite well.
Have you seen the latest Dirt Action Magazine? In issue 119, on page 112 and 113, I featured the fitting of the Safari Tank to my CRF in the Moto Manual section. Hope you like the coverage.
Thanks again, enjoy your riding. Hope to see you on the trails one day!
Best Regards,
Mark (Max) Sullivan
Motorcycle Technician
Maximum Motorcycle Consulting